Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Country Lane section on pages 42-47.
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This week I couldn't wait to create with one of my favourite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalogue - Country Home. The lovely line images are fabulous for colouring in whatever medium you prefer and I like the flexibility of the mix and match options with the flowers and containers and the sweet label you can add if you wish. I've taken my inspiration from the card above from the bottom of page 42, that I've cropped out so you can get a better look. Looking at the way the flowers had been used, got me thinking about another option for them and that is the direction my card took.
You can see that I've taken queues from the layout of the sample card as well. I started with a Crumb Cake card base and layered the Blackberry Bliss cross-hatch design from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper onto Whisper white with a tiny border. I cut another piece of Crumb Cake and stitched around it with my craft sewing machine (not that well, so don't look hard, lol) to give the effect of a border without adding another layer. I then spritzed it with water and embossed it with the Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder and adhered it to the Blackberry Bliss layer.
The flowers were stamped in Early Espresso ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers and fussy cut. I cut a circle using the 1 3/4" circle punch and folded it in half and glued it together to make my terracotta bowl, which was coloured with the Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends. I could have cut it from Cajun Craze cardstock, but I wanted to control the intensity of the colour.
I have used the greeting from the Varied Vases stamp set and layered it on the Crushed Curry design from the Country Lane DSP. On the left is a Galvanized Clip with a bow of Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer ribbon attached with a glue dot.
For the inside, the Crushed Curry designer paper is layered onto Fresh Fig card stock with a narrow border and then the white writing panel centred over it. A narrow strip of the cross-hatch designer paper at the bottom of the writing panel grounds the 2 vases. The large one is cut with the Vases Builder punch in Whisper White and coloured with Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends and the second is a design from the Varied Vases stamp set and also cropped with the Vases Builder punch.
|Stamps||Country Home, Varied Vases|
|Card stock & Papers||Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Country Lane DSP|
|Ink||Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Fig|
|Accessories||Galvanized Clips, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon|
|Tools||Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, Dimensionals, Vases Builder punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Sewing machine|
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